Ode To John “Pants On Fire” McCain

Dear Senator McCain: Pretending to be a maverick is bad enough. But pretending that you never pretended to be a maverick? That’s just silly!

Yes, it’s hard to believe, but McCain’s response to J.D. Hayworth’s primary challenge from the right is to say, “I never considered myself a maverick.” Of course, that would be a bit more convincing had McCain not, among other things, released a 2008 presidential campaign ad calling himself the “original maverick.”

That brings me to my latest two-verse limerick:

Ode To John “Pants On Fire” McCain
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a man named McCain,
The Republicans’ “maverick” bane.
He wore the term proudly
And touted it loudly.
But now it’s a primary pain.

So he’s claiming he never did use it,
Though we know that he’d often abuse it.
But he’s feeling the sting
Of the nutty right-wing,
So with lies he’s attempting to lose it.

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5 Responses to “Ode To John “Pants On Fire” McCain”

  1. Great satire. You are a master at satiric limericks!! I felt that was my calling, but I can’t carry your putter. I will keep trying, though.

    Sarah Palin makes me just think
    why this creature must always wink.
    She always tells lies,
    not batting her eyes,
    While all of us can only blink!

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks, Gerald. But you shouldn’t sell your limerick skills short!

  3. jo says:

    Next from McInsane it will be Sarah who?

  4. madkane says:

    Ha! Jo, that sounds very plausible.

  5. eddie says:

    You reality-based people just don’t get it. John McCain is showing he’s a true conservative. I’m only surprised he didn’t make this guy’s list;